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Custom double-decker bus serves as mobile courthouse for far-flung trials in Abu Dhabi

Posted Apr 28, 2014 1:25 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Image of the mobile courthouse from @judiciary_news.

A double-decker bus has been customized for use as a mobile courthouse, in which trials will be conducted in far-flung corners of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The lower level of the vehicle houses the courtroom and the upper level has administrative offices, reports the RT network. Multiple touch screens provide information about the court and trial developments.

The idea is to use the bus to bring justice from the capital city to areas of the emirate that are far from a courthouse, and to individuals whose mobility is limited. It is the first mobile courtroom in the country, reports Gulf Today.

In addition to serving as a trial courthouse, the bus will provide information to the public about the court system and allow for the filing of cases, according to the Gulf Today article. It will be electronically linked to the main court computer system.

The National also has a story.

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